Monthly Archives: January 2010

When I’m 65

This time last year, in these pages, I wrote of a landmark life event that had been nicely illustrated by the Beatles, back when the event was so remote that it could never happen to me. But time catches up. … Continue reading

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In praise of vintage waffle irons

My father’s oldest sibling, Catherine, did a home science degree at Otago University before World War II, then after the war she went to the University of Chicago and did an MSc. That was a reasonably unusual thing for a … Continue reading

Posted in 50s nostalgia, cooking, Cuisine, Gadgets, waffles | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Apostrophical crimes

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Weird skies in Northern Wairarapa

Liz and I drove from Martinborough to Palmerston North today and enjoyed an unusual cloud formation that covered a large part of the sky in northern Wairarapa. These photos were taken just at the beginning of the Pahiatua Track, an … Continue reading

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